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Bernard Care Center

  • Nursing Home

Updated Sep 1, 2022 by Nick Reese

Historical Rating
Grade: C
May 19: CJun 19: CJul 19: B+Aug 19: B+Sep 19: B+Sep 20: DOct 20: BApr 21: BMay 21: BJun 21: BJul 21: BAug 21: BSep 21: BOct 21: B+Nov 21: A-Jan 22: DFeb 22: DMar 22: DApr 22: CMay 22: CJun 22: CAug 22: DSep 22: C
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Bernard Care Center's website

4335 West Pine Blvd,
Saint Louis MO 63108

(314) 371-0200

90.78% estimated occupancy 1

Bernard Care Center is a nursing home in Saint Louis, Missouri which has 927,396 people. We awarded this facility an overall grade of C. A grade in this range requires some respectable marks. This grade was right in line with the city grade in Saint Louis, which admittedly is admittedly a little below average nationally. The best part of this facility's profile was its remarkable inspection score. Inspection grades are discussed in the next section.

Quick Details

  • Accepts Medicare 1
  • Accepts Medicaid 1
  • No CCRC
  • Has Resident Council
  • No Family Council
  • For profit - Individual
  • Offers Hospice
  • Offers Post-Acute Care 
  • Offers Respite Care
  • Offers Inpatient Rehab

Specialized Services

  • Medication Management
  • Home Making
  • Transportation
  • Medical Transportation
  • Speech Therapy
  • IV Antibiotic Therapy
  • Dentistry
  • Wound Care
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Podiatry
  • Mental Health
  • Diabetes Management
  • Physical Therapy
  • Nutritional Counseling
  • Pharmacy
  • Laboratory
  • X-Ray
  • Optometry
  • Audiology

Registered Staff Hours

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Facility Inspections

Grade: A

The primary reason this turned out to be a decent nursing home is that it received an elite inspection score. Its inspection score was far superior to its overall score. In the inspections category, we gave it a grade of A. We take several aspects of a facility's inspection report into consideration in computing our inspection ratings. One of those factors is health deficiencies. It should be noted that the severity of the deficiencies is arguably more meaningful than the quantity of deficiencies, as some deficiencies end up being quite minor. Although this nursing home had some deficiencies on its inspection report, none were major deficiencies based on CMS' deficiency scale. A few minor deficiencies shouldn't stop you from considering a nursing home.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: B-minus

The next most favorable area we gave this nursing home in any category came in the area of long-term care, where we awarded it a grade of B-. Our long-term care ratings are more critical for people needing more conventional services associated with personal care. After looking at the volume of care provided by nurses and other staff, we turned to the nursing home's vaccination data. Frankly, we were a bit alarmed this facility vaccinated 43.237705 percent of its patients against pneumonia, which is several points below the national average. Nevertheless, this place excelled at keeping its patients out of the hospital. It had only 0.02 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is an impressively low number.

Nurse Quality

Grade: D

Another strength of this facility is its favorable grade in nursing. We gave them one of our better scores in that area, with an D. When determining our nursing grades, we weigh both staffing levels and the training levels of the nurses. This nursing home averaged a meager 0.2 hours of nursing care per resident per day. This is not a very impressive figure. Finally, we also assessed some nursing quality-based metrics in computing our nursing scores. This nursing home performed well when it comes to avoiding major falls and pressure ulcers.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: F

Switching gears to the next area, this nursing home really didn't fare very well. Due to a poor grade of F in short-term care, this was this nursing home's poorest category grade. Short-term care ratings are vital for prospective residents in need of rehabilitation. Rehabilitation typically requires higher levels of highly-skilled nursing. Skilled nursing means a wide scope of services, ranging from registered nurses to physical and occupational therapists, as well as other forms of therapy. Considering its grade in this area, we were not surprised to learn that this place was well below average in terms of its quantity of physical therapy and registered nurse hours offered to its residents based on the metrics we looked at. Honestly, this was about what we expected to find. The final item we looked at in this area is the number of residents who ultimately returned home from the facility. This facility struggled quite a bit in this area as well, with just 0 percent of its residents returning home. Unfortunately, this was quite a bit below average.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

FDCB-BB+A-AA+Oct 18Sep 22

Bernard Care Center Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: A-minus

In Bernard Care Center, 9.28% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This tells you the percentage of residents who have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are damage to the skin due to staying in the same position for an excessive period of time.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: A-minus

In Bernard Care Center, 3.89% of Patients had Serious Falls

This is the percentage of residents who suffered from a fall resulting in serious injury.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: B-minus

In Bernard Care Center, 3.39% of Patients had UTIs

This statistic gauges the percent of long-term residents that have suffered from UTI's. UTI's could be a sign of worse hygiene protocols. Nevertheless, this metric could be misleading for some facilities due to different reporting standards for urinary tract infections.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: F

In Bernard Care Center, 20.47% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This statistic tells you the percentage of long-term stay residents who were prescribed antipsychotic drugs. Excessive reliance on these medications may mean that a nursing home is using these medications to subdue residents in situations where such medications are not medically indicated. However, some facilities may need to rely on these drugs due to having more patients with Alzheimer's or other dementias.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: F

In Bernard Care Center, 24.32% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This statistic measures the percentage of long-term stay patients taking antianxiety drugs.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: B-plus

In Bernard Care Center, 4.19% of Patients

This is a measure of the percentage of long-term patients exhibiting signs of depression. Many in the industry believe this is a reliable measure of resident quality of life.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: F

In Bernard Care Center, 88.53% of Patients

This datapoint measures the percent of long-term stay residents that received the flu and pneumonia vaccines.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: D

In Bernard Care Center, 14.79% Percentage of Patients

This is a measure of the percent of long-term care patients that needed more assistance with activities of daily living over time. Activities of daily living include activities such as dressing and bathing. Some experts argue that this is a reasonable measure of a resident's well-being.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: B-plus

In Bernard Care Center, 14.68% Percentage of Residents

This tells you the percent of patients that were able to retain mobility over time. Retaining mobility is often a good sign for residents' health.

Hospitalizations

Grade: B-minus

In Bernard Care Center, 1.7 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

This datapoint measures the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care. Avoiding hospitalizations is critical to the physical health of patients.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: B-minus

In Bernard Care Center, 14.68 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

Measures the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term care. Avoiding rehospitalizations during rehabilitation is critical to restoring the physical abilities of residents.

Short-term Care: ER Visits

Grade: C

In Bernard Care Center, 11.55 Percentage of Patients

This metric tracks the number of emergency room visits per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.

Scores for Saint Louis, MO

  • Overall Rating has a grade of C
  • Nurse Rating has a grade of C
  • Long-term Care Rating has a grade of B-minus
  • Short-term Care Rating has a grade of C
  • Inspection Rating has a grade of B

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